How to Find Your Parked Car Using iOS 10 on iPhone

How to Find Your Parked Car Using iOS 10 on iPhone

No one likes getting lost in a parking lot. iOS 10’s parked car feature allows you to use Maps to find your car in a sea of vehicles. In order for this to work, your car will need either CarPlay or a Bluetooth stereo your iPhone pairs with. Once you’ve set up the parked car feature, it will be ready for use without your needing to consider it every time you park. Here’s how to find your parked car using iOS 10 on iPhone.

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First you need to set up and turn on the iOS parked car feature. To do this:

  • Open Settings.

  • Select Maps.

  • Under Your Car, toggle on Show Parked Location.

This will allow your parked car to appear on the map as a blue pin, if your location can be determined when parking. In order for that connection to be established, your phone must be connected to your car’s Bluetooth or CarPlay stereo.

With this feature on, iOS 10 will automatically remember where you’ve parked your car unless it’s parked at your Home address.

How to Find Your Parked Car:

  • Open Maps.

  • A blue dot indicates your location. A blue pin will show you where your car is parked. Tap the pin to see more specific information and add notes or photos to help you remember the exact location.

  • You can also Edit Location if Maps wasn’t able to pinpoint the exact location of your car.

  • When you ask for Directions, Maps will automatically give you walking directions to your vehicle.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.